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Russell Simmons Joins The Occupy Wall Street Movement

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

We recently spotlighted rapper Lupe Fiasco’s involvement with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.  In case you have not been paying attention to the news in the last few days, the movement has received quite a bit more national media attention.  This is in part due to an increasing amount of Americans becoming involved with the demonstrations.  One of these new supporters is none other than media mogul and Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons, who recently took to the media in order to voice his support for the cause.

  In an interview with the nationally syndicated radio program, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Simmons talked about why he is backing the movement.  “We are at Wall Street because Wall Street has too much power.”  He went on to express what he believes to be the main point of the protest is.  “The core grievance is that the people don’t control the government corporations control the government.”  He backed his argument by pointing out, “I pay less taxes than my employees.  It’s because the corporations have undue influence over our government.”  The entire interview can be heard HERE!!

Russell Simmons also gave an interview recently with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir where he discussed more in depth his involvement with the Occupy movement.

Russel Simmons’ MSNBC Interview With Martin Bashir

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